Alternatives for the Petal Power Hassock top

There are so many possibilities for creating stunning hassocks using the Petal Power collections. The Petal Power Hassock that I created features the Petal Power 12i – 7 petal flower on the top.

Petal Power Hassock

You could replace the 12i – 7 petal flower with any of the other 12i flowers. The 12i – 10 petal flower is one of my favorites:

Someone wrote to me and said “I love the Petal Power Hassock but I only have the Petal Power 6i collection. What can I do?”

Beyond the obvious answer (add the Petal Power 12i collection to your library of gorgeous embroidered appliqué designs!), I have a few suggestions.

Option 1: Use 4 Petal Power 6i designs.

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In order to accommodate 4 flowers, the border needs to be changed. Instead of having a 13″ diameter center, you will need a 16″ diameter center. Replace the 16″ x 16″ square for the 12i Block Background with a 20″ x 20″ diameter square and mark as follows:

Petal Power Hassock Options

  • Draw a vertical line through the center of the square
  • Draw a horizontal line through the center of the square
  • Mark 4.5″ from the center in all 4 directions. Use these intersections as the centers for the 4 flowers

In order to stitch a 16″ diameter into the hole, you will need to cut the circle to measure 16.5″ diameter and the hole to measure 15.5″ diameter. That will all make sense when you read the complete instructions in the pattern!

Option 2: Combine 2 Petal Power 6i designs with 2 Petal Power 4i designs

If changing the size of the circles is giving you a mild panic attack because you prefer to follow instructions exactly as they are written, then this option is for you. Keep all the circle and fabric sizes the same and use 2 Petal Power 6i designs along with 2 Petal Power 4i designs:

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You’ll be working with the the 16″ x 16″ square for the 12i Block Background  as specified in the instructions, but mark it as follows:

Petal Power Hassock Options

  • Draw a vertical line through the center of the square
  • Draw a horizontal line through the center of the square
  • Mark 4.25″ from the center to the right and left. These intersections are for the 4i flowers
  • Mark 3.25″ from the center to the top and bottom. These intersections are for the 6i flowers

Option 3: Use 6 Petal Power 4i designs

If you love the little flowers, then this is the option for you!

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There’s no need to use all of the same design, you can use all different ones if you want to! They don’t all have to be the same color either.

Petal Power Hassock Options

You’ll be working with the the 16″ x 16″ square for the 12i Block Background  as specified in the instructions, but mark it as follows:

Petal Power Hassock Options

  • Draw a vertical line through the center of the square
  • Draw a line through the center of the square at 60º to the right
  • Draw a line through the center of the square at 60º to the left
  • Mark 4″ from the center in all directions. These intersections are for the 4i flowers

Option 4: Use 8 Petal Power 4i designs

This option is for you if you just can’t get enough of the little flowers!

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Again, there’s no need to use all of the same design, you can use all different ones if you want to! They don’t all have to be the same color either.

Petal Power Hassock Options

In order to accommodate 8 flowers, the border needs to be changed. Instead of having a 13″ diameter center, you will need a 16″ diameter center. Replace the 16″ x 16″ square for the 12i Block Background with a 20″ x 20″ diameter square and mark as follows:

Petal Power Hassock Options

  • Draw a vertical line through the center of the square
  • Draw a horizontal line through the center of the square
  • Draw a line through the center of the square at 45º to the right.
  • Draw a line through the center of the square at 45º to the left.
  • Mark 5.5″ from the center in all 4 directions. Use these intersections as the centers for the 4 flowers

Which flower or flowers will you be using to create your Petal Power Hassock?

Petal Power Hassock

9 Comments

  1. Love all the options! Where can I find the hassock’s foam core?

  2. patricia crocker

    I simply love the hammock. The form is beyond my social security funds. I have even checked ebay and they are still 60 to 65 dollars. Do You know of a cheaper place or alternative? Thank You for all your creativeness.

  3. You call this a Hassock does it open?? Or is it a foot stool? It would be cool if you could use it for storage, with a zip off lid!

    • You could use a piece of stiff interfacing to make a cylinder and use that to create the shape. It wouldn’t be strong enough to be able to put things on the finished “hassock” but it would work just fine to use it as decoration.

  4. Option 5. 8 4i around the edge wth 1 6i in the center ☺️

  5. Love all the design inspirations!

  6. so pretty!

  7. Love all these ideas. Not enough hours in the day, lol

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